I’ve been reading this book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, and it has resonated with me in a few ways.
I am by no means near finishing the book, but I am infatuated by the process; this is the beginning.
In short, it is a year of self improvement, with a different emphasis every month to find happiness. What I understood as an over-arching point, is that it is easier to add habits then to subtract habits. With that in mind, every month you concentrate on a particular habit you want to absorb. In the book, in chapter 1, she wants to boost her energy and does this by adhering to a schedule that allows more sleep, exercise more, and overall, and maybe most importantly, carry oneself more energetically, even when one is not in a state of high energy. You make a conscious effort to emphasize your goal for every day at that month… maybe something will stick.
This path of self improvement is an arduous one, but it is one, in my mind, that will lead to happiness.
So, as most explorers do, on their path to treasures yonder, I found a mountain to climb, gathered what I needed, and found a direction to go.
I signed up for a Triathlon, got a gym membership, and headed toward self improvement.
I start with my own Chapter 1 today, for the month of September: My Diet.